Friday, January 31, 2014
I am making stuff, just nothing finished to show yet. We've been housebound since Tuesday (Atlanta Snowpocalypse of 2014) so it was nice to venture into town this morning and go get my Jazz on. (Oh, it's OK. Go ahead and laugh. There were no leg warmers present though.) Still some patches of ice on the roads, but it's mostly clear. But my poor Thing 1 busted right on her behindy on a stealth patch of ice on the way inside, bless her. You know how fast that happens. Swoop! went her legs and bang! right on her tuckus. Ouch.
Anyhoo, I couldn't resist purchasing this beautiful January fat quarter bunch recently from Anna Maria Horner's shop and now I must make a quilt. Yes, yes, why must you point out that I've said this many times before? But I've actually started piecing this together and we are talking REALLY simple here, basically I cut each fat quarter in half and sewed contrasting pieces together. I will add some strips of white and be done with it. I'd like it to be a living room throw. I'm determined to actually follow through with this so I can build my confidence. I have a walking foot and a vision.
I also made another Wiksten tank, only this one is tunic length. The fabric is Nani IRO double gauze, which is normally great, but unfortunately it sticks like glue to my leggings and tucks itself in my crotch as I walk. Not a good look. So now I am trying to put in a slinky lining after the fact, which is never a good scenario. Still puzzling over that one. I tried to get away with a partial lining but it pulls in an unattractive way, so I may just have to do a full lining and tack it to the shoulder and underarm seams. So now I need to purchase more lining fabric. Ergh.
I'm also working on the Partridge and Pear pattern and testing it with Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy (yes, that's quite a mouthful) thanks to designer Wendi Gratz and her helpful tips. What a fabulous way to do embroidery with no tracing required. This could be life changing.